Bit of background first: This pregnancy has been a tough and hard one right from go. My body is just not coping well. I am struggling and have been pretty miserable (whiile of course overjoyed at expecting again) for a while. Ian is working his arse off at the moment. Working away most weeks and working at home into the eveings and weekends. He is very overworked at present.
I feel like we really need and deserve a holiday once baby is here.
She's due end of May so we're thinking mid Sept. Somewhere abroad but no more than a 4 hr flight. Fin will be 23 months and she will be 3-4 months.
What do you think? Would it be worth it? Do you think it would be too stressful an experience thus rendering it completely pointless?
I hope to be breastfeeding which will make it easier and Fin is a pretty happy and well behaved boy at present and I hope would be then too... xxx
I have not took the kids abroad yet and was thinking about going October time when they will be 4, 3 & 2 but I am still worrying that it will be too much stress and maybe easier to pack up the car and go down Cornwall instead.
i would but only if i breastfed. couldnt be bothered with finding milk and carrying bottles etc especially as they feed so often at that age. we'd go away this year if funds allowed. roman is a very easy baby.
I would - We took Aymen to Morocco for 3 weeks when he was just little under 3 months old.
I didnt BF at that time, he was on formula by then. We had a flight of just under 3 hours, with a 30 min wait for a connecting flight which was 45 mins as it was only an internal flight.
At that age, he was an absolute dream to take on holiday, the flight was perfect...much nice than the trip we took when he was 1 yrs old, he was alot more mobile then and it was hard work.
We're going in Aug again and Aymen will be a week away from being 2 and im confident he'll be much better behaved on this occassion as he's easier to distract with toys/electronics/colouring in/food etc.
So i think they'll both be the perfect ages for a happy flight and a lovely holiday.
I've taken my oldest on holiday a few times, and my youngest was 4 months old when we took him away last year. To be honest, the flight last time (when my baby was 4 months old and my toddler 28 months) wasn't patricularly joyful. Baby slept a lot and BF the rest of the time which was perfect. Toddler was a little over-excited and didn't want to sit in his seat. At all. Flight attendent had to come over and ask him to buckle his belt. He wouldn't. Cue all sorts of bargining and bribing It was a three hour flight, and by the end, I neaded a holiday... I don't think a longer flight would have been pretty.
Having said that, the flight itself is such a small bit of the holiday, and we did have a lovely time (mostly).
I took Toddler when he was about 4 months old, and that was easy-peasy too
We took Noah when he was 25 months and the flight was fine, we took a portable DVD player and flew easyjet and they let you take a carseat on board for under 3's with their own seat. We wont be going abroad this year due to my job. So we are going to Devon when il be 33 weeks pregnant lol. Next year we probably will go abroad though so with a 4 yr old and a 10 month old xxx
I think the younger your baby, the easier a holiday is. At least the baby won't be crawling or mobile yet. Once they are mobile you have to worry about all sorts of things on holiday ! Do it sooner rather than later also they sleep quite a lot when they are that age and it will be easier to keep an eye your toddler
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